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This article is about a/an ranger in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.
"Iron Bison! GaoBlack!"
―GaoBlack's roll call[src]

Sotaro Ushigome (牛込 草太郎 Ushigome Sōtarō?) is GaoBlack (ガオブラック Gao Burakku?) of the Gaorangers.

Biography

Gaoranger

Sotaro Ushigome is a 22-year-old (32 as for the Great Legend War in Gokaiger) retired sumo wrestler who was chosen as the fourth Gaoranger about a month before Kakeru. He aspired to become a grand champion sumo wrestler, but a knee injury forced him to retire from his wrestling career. Afterwards, he worked as an assistant at Flower Garden Casablanca with his crush, Shi-chan. Though he is the strongest out of the Gaorangers, he is a very gentle soul with a fear of heights and a weakness for women. He is in charge of forming the lower body for the Gaorangers' mecha formations. After the final battle, he and Shi-chan worked together on a ranch although he and Kai initially planned to run a Chanko shop together to "dominate the world."

Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

to be added Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

Gaoranger vs. Gorenger

to be added Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger

Sotaro, along with the core Gaorangers, got their powers stolen by Space Ninja Group Jakanja and were held as hostages. His team was saved by the Hurricanegers, and got their powers back when Tsukumaro arrives.
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Sotaro in Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger

Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger

Gokaiger

Legend War

Years later, Sotaro fought alongside not only his own team, but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. Akarenger noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The GaoBlack powers are later used by Don Dogoier via the Ranger Keys. Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

Farewell Space Pirates

After the Gokaigers defeated the Zangyack, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. It is assumed Sotaro and his team have their powers back. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

Decade vs Gekirangers, Carrangers and Gaorangers

The Gaorangers, alongside the Gekirangers and Carrangers, are sent to the dimensional rift by Kamen Rider Decade.

Dimensional wall - Gingaman, Megaranger, Gaoranger, Timeranger, GoGo-V

The Gaorangers, alongside the Gingamen, Megarangers, Timerangers, and GoGo-V, emerge through a dimensional wall.

Sotaro, alongside his team (bar GaoSilver), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. During the final battle, he is seen fighting Doukoku Chimatsuri. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Super Sentai Versus Series Theater

Sotaro's appearances in the "Versus Series", Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai and Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Agri (Gosei Black) also dresses as Sotaro in the Gaoranger cosplay.

Akibaranger

Kozukozu Mita cosplays as Sotaro in the seventh episode of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger: Season Two. Ep. 7: Delusional Spy

Video Game appearances

Gaoranger video game

GaoBlack appears with his team in the Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger video game.

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

GaoBlack (Dice-O)

GaoBlack as depicted in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

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Sotaro Ushigome/GaoBlack: to be added


Super Sentai Battle Base

GaoBlack is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are avaliable in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

GaoBlack

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GaoBlack.

Power Animals

Arsenal


Ranger Key

GaoBlack Ranger Key

The GaoBlack Ranger Key.

The GaoBlack Ranger Key (ガオブラックレンジャーキー Gao Burakku Renjā Kī?) is Sotaro Ushigome's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.

This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The GaoBlack Ranger Key was mainly used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green), who used it to fight as GaoBlack.

The Gaoranger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. Splitting up, the puppet GaoBlack was defeated as part of a group of surviving Black and Green warrior keys by Gokai Green and Super Gosei Black. Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Sotaro received his key and became GaoBlack once more. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Imitations

Copy Sentai Copyranger

Copy Sentai Copyranger.

A copy of GaoBlack was created by Copy Org as part of the Copy Sentai Copyranger. Org copies of the Gaorangers, Copy Org created these clones with horns, they were killed by the special attacks of the Gaorangers. Quest 12: Which is the Real One!?

Shade Rangers

Shade Rangers.

A shadow-clone GaoBlack was created by Dorodoro's ninja powers as part of the Shade Rangers. The Gaorangers could not destroy these shadows without killing themselves in the process. After GaoRed used his Falcon Summoner to kill Dorodoro, the Shaderangers then disappeared. Quest 42: The Org Ninja Invasion! Quest 43: The Lion Burns Hot

Third Spear, Manmaruba disguised himself as Sotaro as well as using his G-Phone to become GaoBlack along with four other Seven Dark Spears to make the Hurricanegers and Gouraigers believe the Gaorangers were evil. Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Sotaro Ushigome is portrayed by Kazuyoshi Sakai (酒井 一圭 Sakai Kazuyoshi?), who previously played as Go-Gamego-Re in Kamen Rider Kuuga. As GaoBlack, his suit actor was Hideaki Kusaka (日下 秀昭 Kusaka Hideaki?).

Notes

Appearances


See also

External links

Black Rangers
Identities
ShirouKanpeiRyuuShouKentaTetsuyaDaichiFumiyaGaiGoushiJiraiyaRiki
KouichirouSotaroAsukaMasumiGunpeiAgriIanMisao

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Black CondorMammothRangerNinjaBlackKingRangerMegaBlackBlack KnightGaoBlackHurricaneDark
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